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Pound pet turns heads at Wandoan Show

14 May 2018

A pound pet given a second chance thanks to the extension of Western Downs Regional Council’s desexing initiative has made its new owner proud.

Miles Post Office worker Jennifer Noe adopted the newest member of her family through Council’s Adopt a Pound Pet Desexing Program.

The free microchipping and desexing has been extended until 30 June, 2018.

Ms Noe said she couldn’t understand why someone would get rid of the friendly 18-month old crossbreed dog, who she’s named Ash.

“There’s an old wives’ tale that if you get a rescue dog you’re getting someone else’s problem, but I’ve found this is not the case,” she said.

“I only picked her up on the Friday and took her to the Wandoan Show that weekend and she loved meeting everyone — the kids and the other dogs.

“There’s something just a little bit different about Ash so I entered her into the Strangest Looking Dog competition and she won.

“Everybody said I can’t believe this dog, she is just the most wonderful dog.”

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Environment and Planning Councillor Andrew Smith said it was great to hear that the Adopt a Pound Pet Desexing Program receiving such wonderful feedback.

“Our community is really getting behind this and embracing the opportunity to give our four-legged friends a second chance at life,” he said.

“We are pleased to announce the program has been extended until the end of June 2018 and we hope more pets like Ash find a new home.”

If you are looking to adopt a new pet keep an eye out for Western Downs Regional Council’s Pound Pets of the Week in the Chinchilla News and Dalby Herald.

To find out more on Council’s Adopt a Pound Pet Desexing Program call 1300 COUNCIL.

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